Next Level Events Presents
Christian McBride Trio
Sat, April 29, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmVariety Playhouse
$33.50- $66.00 (VIP)
This event is all ages
A limited number of VIP tickets are available. VIP tickets include meet & greet, poster and photo op.http://www.variety-playhouse.com/event/1384150/
Christian Sands (piano)
Ulysses Owens (drums)
In the quarter century since his arrival on the international jazz scene, bassist, bandleader, Grammy Award winner and Philadelphia native Christian McBride has performed and recorded with a staggering array of musical artists -- from Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Kenny Garrett to Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock and Sting -- in addition to leading his own acoustic/electric jazz quintet Inside Straight and 2011 Grammy Award winning Big Band. McBride has also been at the forefront of jazz education, serving as artist-in-residence at the Monterey and Detroit International Jazz festivals and artistic director for various cultural institutions including the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
With Out Here, premier bassist Christian McBride's fifth recording on Mack Avenue Records, McBride introduces his latest working group: a trio, fully embracing at age 41 his role as standard-bearer and mentor. Pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.—both younger, emerging artists—have been performing with McBride's smallest group for about three years, honing their trio conception to a fine point of expressive depth and nuance with select performances around the world.
"It's a pretty diversified trio," says McBride descriptively. "The real core foundation is hardcore swingin,' blues and the American songbook. Part of that is because Christian Sands is so well-rounded and willing to go to so many places, that I can't help but want to swing hard with him and Ulysses."
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